Patagonia, Arizona Hotels

by T.L. Chancellor

Patagonia, Arizona, is a small town south of Phoenix and Tucson and just north of the Mexican border. Part of the Mountain Empire area, Patagonia was founded as a ranching and mining town in the late 1800s. For those planning an overnight or extended stay in Patagonia, the best options are several bed and breakfasts that call the small town home.

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Duquesne House

The Duquesne House has been a Patagonia fixture since 1898, when it was built in the adobe style. It has just three suites, each with a sitting room, bedroom, bathroom and a back door that opens into the Duquesne’s back porch. Each room is individually decorated with Mexican furniture and local folk art. For chilly nights, guests can use handmade quilts. In the back yard, three different sitting areas with gardens, hammocks and other furniture await guests. Breakfast is served every day. The Duquesne isn’t far from Red Mountain Foods, a family-owned grocery that stocks plenty of organic fruits and vegetables.

Spirit Tree Inn

The secluded Spirit Tree Inn has served guests for more than 80 years, first as a working ranch and now as a bed and breakfast. The Spirit Tree occupies 52 acres, with views of the Coronado National Forest and an Amish-built barn, which was moved from its home in Pennsylvania. The inn also caters to bird watchers with its proximity to the Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. The Spirit Inn has four guest rooms, a library and two outdoor casitas. Breakfast goes beyond the usual, with an experienced chef in the kitchen.

Enchanted Garden

The Enchanted Garden offers four private cottages in a bed-and-breakfast environment. Billing itself as an eco-friendly resort, it features tile floors, cotton sheets and water filters. All cottages have kitchenettes, private bathrooms, porches, laundry rooms and wireless Internet. Breakfast is served daily and includes vegetarian options. The Enchanted Garden accommodates guests who are visiting the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, a holistic health spa that specializes in vegetarian and spiritual lifestyles.

Sheffield Manor

The Sheffield Manor Bed and Breakfast has served guests of Patagonia since 1902. Guests can walk to the center of town from the Sheffield, which offers just two lodging options. The bunk house has a queen bed, a 27-inch television and a wood-burning stove. The suite has a king-size bed and features a sitting area, sleeper sofa and microwave. From the Sheffield Manor, guests can hit two local restaurants, the Home Plate and the Mercedes.

About the Author

T.L Chancellor has more than 12 years of newspaper reporting and editing experience. She has written extensively about education, business and city government. She has also worked at a public relations firm, focusing on environmental issues with clients.